What’s Cooking: January 20-27

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Can you believe the first month of the year is almost over? From new product releases to events around the province, savour the last few weeks of January by checking out all the fun activities happening in Nova Scotia!

Planters Ridge Winery

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Indulge in a delicious tasting experience at Planters Ridge Winery! From January 11 to April 30, Planters Ridge is hosting a Cheese, Chocolate & Wine tasting. During this hour-long experience, you’ll be led through some of Nova Scotia’s finest craft products including cheeses from That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm and chocolates from Petite Patrie Chocolate, thoughtfully paired with four Planters Ridge wines. To purchase a ticket visit their website or call them at 902-542-2711.

Battery Park Beerbar & Eatery

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Want to try out new local craft beers? Battery Park has you covered! Come join them for flight night and enjoy any four of their local craft beers and ciders for only $9! Available from 9 p.m. to close every Monday and Wednesday. What better way to try out and enjoy the beers and food they offer!

Benjamin Bridge’s Ice Rink

Looking for a fun winter activity? Look no further! Benjamin Bridge has just opened their new outdoor ice rink! Located in Wolfville, take your family, friends or even yourself for some fun outdoor skating. The ice rink is open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. (subject to ice conditions) with an hour slot for each group or person. To reserve your slot visit their website! See you all on the ice!

Maritime Express Cider Co.

An exciting new release in the cider community! Maritime Express Cider Co. has just released a new flavour — Raspberry Kiwi! Made from Spy and Honeycrisp apples, local raspberries and local arctic kiwis — to try out their new flavour of cider, visit their taproom for in-house or pickup!

Founders House Dining & Drinks

We all love new dining experiences! On February 6, Founders House Dining & Drinks is collaborating with The Whiskey Teller on a one night only exclusive dinner and menu! Chef Chris Pyne & Chef Ryan Howell have curated an amazing menu that features a welcome snack and of course, a five-course meal. Wine and beer pairing will be available. Visit the Facebook page to see the full menu and for any further information. To book a reservation visit their website or call them at 902-532-0000 to save your seats.

The Orient Chinese Cuisine

We love the The Orient Chinese Cuisine! If you haven’t experienced this restaurant yet, their upcoming Chinese New Year dinner is the perfect opportunity! With the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, Chef Ivan Chan has reconstructed his exclusive Chinese New Year course into a take home kit and will be hosting the event virtually. The virtual event will consist of a three-course meal and a dessert to top it all off. To pre-order your kit visit their website and celebrate the year of the tiger safely with delicious food!

Made with Local’s 100 Days of Community

Supporting local communities is important to Made with Local. This week, they showed this importance by kicking off their 100 Days Community — an initiative focused on doing and sharing acts of community kindness each day for 100 days. From handing out snacks to health care workers to cleaning up a park around different communities and more, they will be sharing one gesture a day that connects them to the community.

Follow their journey and be entered for a chance to win a year supply of Made with Local snacks as their final act of community kindness! All you have to do is subscribe to their email list.

Save the date!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Many of our members are now taking reservations for the perfect date night.

Check back for more Valentine’s Day updates!

Featured Recipe: Smoked Haddock and Corn Chowder

Looking for something that will warm you up during the cold months? Well, this might be the recipe for you! This Smoked Haddock and Corn Chowder recipe is a combination of both corn chowder and seafood chowder!

Grocery List

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Get your hands on local seafood from Clearwater Seafoods Ltd., Fishermans Market, Afishionado Fishmongers, or Evan’s Seafood & Restaurant.

For local bacon, get it from Meadowbrook Meat Market or The Pork Shop.

For local produce, visit Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, Stirling Farm Market, the Scotian Gold Country Store,  any of the Farmers’ Markets in Nova Scotia, or look for Taste of Nova Scotia member products at your local grocery store.

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